Genetic testing

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The DNA testing I offer can provide unique insights into your health and opens the way to truly personalised medicine.

The testing I offer only checks for gene variants that can help uncover weaknesses in metabolism (e.g. vitamin B and folate cycles) that may help diagnosis or indicate simple lifestyle changes or specific supplements that would be impossible to identify otherwise.

DNA-reportFor example, whilst salt is generally no problem in the diet, for a sub set of people it is more likely to contribute to raised blood pressure. Genetic testing could reveal this. Similarly, I generally recommend coffee drinking for it’s many health benefits, but for someone with the slow caffeine metabolism gene the opposite advice would be appropriate. Only with genetic testing can such advice be given confidently.

My DNA labs also offer specific testing for exercise related genes. These identify injury susceptibility, endurance and performance related genes, and those that indicate recovery potential. Such information can be invaluable for athletes and anyone trying to maximise the potential of their exercise regimen.

The test only requires a mouth swab to be sent to the lab so is non invasive. The lab returns a multi page report and I offer a consultation to go over the results and discuss possible interventions that are likely to be beneficial in light of this information.

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CORONAVIRUS — We are providing remote services during lockdown. Phone consultations replace clinic visits. Medicines can be posted or collected. (click for full details)

Coronavirus

Rosemary Cottage Clinic is open for new and existing patients, however, due to the coronavirus lockdown, clinic visits are unavailable. Instead, all consultations will be carried out by phone or Skype.

Arrangements during lockdown:

Consultations
Are still available by phone or Skype.

Medicines and Supplements
Medicines can be collected by arrangement from porch, or sent to you by mail

Vitamin D light
From April 15th the sun at midday (1pm) is strong enough to induce vitamin-D formation in the South of England (article here)